International Short Films and features in Girona City, Catalonia.

Girona Film Festival is an international congress of talent.
32 years of tradition, Girona Festival is an event where artists unveil their work, debated film, make market contacts ... without forgetting the festival with a variety of shows and music.
Born in 1989 on the initiative of a group of young Girona need to share their film creations. It has become a renowned event to present new talent of the moment, reaching 130 countries are participating. Keeping the essence of that first edition, "an exchange between artists from all sectors of art more diverse and versatile film."

Today can boast of having had the presence of Gregory Nava, Lupe Ontiveros, Knister, Eva Truffaut, Nunes, JA Bayona, Jaume Balagueró, Macarena Gómez, Julia Steinweg, Uma Ysamat, Maria Ripoll, Peter Welter, Mike Connor, Adam Ethan Crow, Santiago Tabernero, Ana Martinez, Roberto Leoni, Fernando Cobo.

BEST SHORT FILM
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST VISUAL FX clip
BEST ACTORS
BEST MUSIC (Award Xavier Cugat)
BEST PICTURE
BEST EDITING
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST JEWISH FILM
BEST SERIES
BEST MUSIC FILM
BEST HANDICAPPED
BEST ADVERTISING FILM
BEST Girona Talent
SPECIAL MENTIONS To distinguish his talent

The prize is a trophy. Its value is in the category of the Festival and its jury.
The beneficiary collects himself or someone representing him.
Palm officially announced the night and the prize is collected there.
No winner realizes exceptionally realizes some international award.

REGULATION
32 GIRONA FILM FESTIVAL - 2020

1/ CONDITIONS OF THE FILM
Production Year 2019-2020
Film footage
Feature more than 60 minutes.
Short film maximum 60 minutes.
Documentary unlimited.
Unpublished
Not published for the Spanish commercial public (except: Webseries, Music Film and Advertising)
Participation
International. Open to the world.
All genres, all style and all thematical.

2/ ENTRY FORM
In the platform: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/GironaFilmFestival

3/ COMPETITIVE CATEGORY
SHORT FILM International. Up to 60 minutes.
FEATURE International. More than 60 minutes.
GIRONA TALENT Local. Your talent (director, screenplay, producer, actors, music, cameraman, editing, SFX, Art director, etc.), your thematical or your location is in Girona or your environment.
DOCUMENTARY International, unlimited time.
EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM International. Up to 60 minutes
CHILDREN short film for public of 5 to 16 years. International. Up to 60 minutes.
CINEMA SCHOOLS AT THE SCREEN Competition of schoolwork.
JEWISH FILM Jewish theme or Israeli talent. International.
HANDICAPPED thematical or handicapped talent. International.
SOUSTAINABLE FILM movies ecologist, naturalist, social, etc. International.
WEB-SERIES International.
MUSIC FILM and Music Video.
ADVERTISING FILM movies of the advertising.

4/ DEADLINE
Deadline April 1st, 2020.
Selected Media July 31st, 2019
Dates Festival September 24 to 28, 2019

5/ CRITERIA
Creativity and innovation in cinematographic language.
The transcendence of the discourse, the narrative capacity, the effectiveness of the discourse in the narrative and outside of the narrative.
The situations, their impact.
Emotional speech, its rhythm.
The script, direction, production, editing, performance, art direction, music, photography, image processing, special effects.
Originality, distanced from any mimicry and conventions.
Ability to impact, communicate and attract the viewer.
The work by nature has content. His speech cannot be against the basic principles of human rights, the defence of freedom and especially that of weaker people or groups. It grows its interest if it develops artistic, human, cultural, educational and historical concepts.
There is also a geographical criterion of representative of the world, with a special sensitivity in the emerging countries and those of low production.
EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM values ​​its ability to generate image, its animation or movement, its creativity and innovation in the cinematographic language and its contributions to the genre.
MUSIC FILM (Music Video) values ​​its ability to generate image in relation to music, its animation or movement, its creativity and innovation in the cinematographic language and its contributions to the genre. The quality of the music and its originality is the basis of the work.

6/ MATERIALS
For Theatrical screenings
The screening in Theatre, require copy in DCP file.
DCP copy must be delivered in V.O. subtitled to Catalan or Spanish or English, in case it is not in one of these languages.
Technical conditions
DCP Interop JPEG 2000
Bitrate màxim: 250 Mbps
Frame rate: 24fps
No encriptat.
Resolució 2K:
Flat 1998x1080
Complert 2048x1080
Scope 2048x858

Required DCD Technical Features
DCP Interop JPEG 2000
Maximum Bitrate: 250 Mbps
Frame rate: 24fps
Not encrypted.
Resolution 2K:
Flat 1998x1080
Complete 2048x1080
Scope 2048x858
Interop (DCI)

DIGITAL SPACES
Casa de Cultura, Fundación Valvi, Moby Disck, Caixa Forum and Auditori Josep Irla
The works, which the author has not conceived as cinematographic, will be projected or viewed in FORMAT DIGITAL ("MPEG-4 Movie", "QuickTime Movie" or similar). These works will not compete in a cinematographic section, nor will they be screened in a movie theater.

Casa de Cultura, former hall of the National Film Library of Catalonia. Documentary screenings, series, art, music.
Digital format "MPEG-4 Movie", "QuickTime movie" or similar.
Caixa Forum Digital format "MPEG-4 Movie", "QuickTime movie" or similar.
Valvi Foundation seen in plasma 4K. Section EXP ART.
Moby Disk seen in 4K plasma. Section MUSIC FILM.

Nature of the formats in relation to its genre and the will of the author
The Festival respects the original format of the author and his will to choose between his window of natural exhibition or another different one. So a video clip can become a cinematographic musical if the author expresses this. Likewise a series can become a cinematographic work if the author wants to change the window, even if only for the Festival.

DOCUMENTARY If the author considers it cinematographic, it will be shown in the cinema in DCP format. If the author did not design it for a cinematographic room, the House of Culture will be shown in digital.
SERIES is a genre that is targeted by TV (Internet, Platform, etc.) and we do not consider it as cinematographic. If the author states otherwise, he may reconsider.
MÚSIC FILM and EXP ART FILM are often targeted on the Internet or TV, but can also be conceived in film format, due to their genuine cinematographic features and the will of the same author.

Shipments
The archives of the copies are sent by LINK.
If you want to send physically, the shipping costs are paid by the distributor or contact.
The physical materials are sent to:
Girona Film Festival
Carrer de la Cellera 17. 17457 Riudellots de la Selva, Girona. Catalonia

Screening and theatre
They will be screened in different spaces.
Commercial movie rooms will be accessed with a payment or invitation ticket.
Participants and talent will have invitations.
The team of the programmed films will be able to request the tickets that you need, while the capacity allows it.

7/ RIGHTS
The registration in the Festival is his assignment of exhibition rights, also the rights for the promotion. The Festival is not for profit. The value of the assignment is in the events organized by the Festival.
The Festival will communicate the activity to the contact person of the film.
The contact person who makes the registration, represents the rights holders of the registered film, responds of their originality and the assignment of these rights at the Girona Film Festival to be displayed to the public for non-profit purposes.

Some films will be screened in Girona Schools and Institutes for educational purposes.

8/ JURY DELIBERATION
The jury is composed of a chairman and other members. If required, the Jury President may exercise voting honour.
The jury sees the movies, deliberate and vote. Its result is the verdict.
The verdict of the jury is secret, until after giving the award, unless it is otherwise noted.

9/ AWARDS
BEST FEATURE
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST GIRONA TALENT
BEST ACTORS
BEST MUSIC
BEST PICTURE
BEST EDITING
BEST SFX
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST JEWISH FILM
BEST WEBSERIE
BEST MUSIC FILM
BEST HANDICAPPED
BEST ADVERTISING FILM
SPECIAL MENTIONS To distinguish his talent

The prize is a trophy. Its value is in the category of the Festival and its jury.
The awarded receives the award in the Closing Ceremony.
The awarded is not notified in advance

IMPORTANT
Registration implies acceptance of these rules.
If force majeure forced to amend the rules, the changes are written and published again.

©Fundació Festival de cinema de Girona
www.gironafilmfestival.com

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Arthur B. Senra

    Amazing festival! Thanks a lot for selected my work.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank Arthr

  • Pedro Antonio González Espinoza

    Un festival, que refleja el espíritu juglar de su director y creador. Felicidad, en el marco de una bella ciudad.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Muchas gracias Pedro Antonio,

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my music video "A House by the sea" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Encantado Daniele

  • Avner Pinchover

    I had the honor of receiving a Special Mention at the 31 GFF. Elena & Lluís are extremely generous and kind and communication with them was great throughout everything.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks you very much

  • They had me do a promo video for my screening, which they needed immediately, so I recorded something, while in post on a new film, and then, they changed the date and time of my screening. They also had my work originating from Iran in the program?? (We shot in Castellnou, Catalunya...in the same province of Spain as the festival.) Very strange. My cast-crew were 100% Catalan (again...from the festival's province) and they did no press with them...My lead is from a very well-known dance troupe internationally that also usually gets a lot of press in the area. I'm in the US, so I couldn't attend, and my cast-crew also had professional commitments in the Barcelona area, but we were surprised the festival was so casual about the programming schedule, did no outreach for a film with a local "name", and then, said we were produced/shot in Iran.

    October 2019